At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organisation.
Welcome to the Junior Fellowship Programme
This Programme is aimed at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering with limited or no work experience, looking to work in a research group.
Please note that you are applying for a programme and not a specific job. In order to help us offer you an interesting work project, we recommend that you let us know how your research interests and skills relate to CERN’s diverse activities. You can include this during the online application process form or in a separate motivation letter.
Candidates holding a PhD are not eligible for this programme and should apply for the Senior Applied fellowship.
In addition, candidates holding a PhD whose specific field of interest is experimental or theoretical physics must apply for the Senior research fellowship.
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:
Your future Life @CERN
You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:
Please note that the documents have to be named as shown in the parenthesis, or they won't be taken into account.
CERN covers travel expenses for all students and fellows joining the Organisation, who live more than 70Km from Geneva and who are not already registered at CERN.